TRENTON – A Senate Concurrent Resolution sponsored by Senator Jeff Van Drew and Senator Steve Oroho that would recognize the 100th anniversary of the New Jersey Farm Bureau was passed by the full Senate today.
“The Farm Bureau has been representing New Jersey farm families and businesses for 100 years, that’s an achievement that not many organizations in the state can boast about,” said Senator Van Drew (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland). “Their grassroots work has enabled them to create strong personal and community bonds with the people they represent. I have no doubt that the farmers and agribusinesses in New Jersey look forward to their continued support for another 100 years.”
“We wouldn’t rightly be known as the Garden State without the 12,000 family farms that call New Jersey home,” said Senator Oroho (R-Morris/Sussex/Warren). “As the largest advocacy agriculture organization in the state, the Farm Bureau has fought tirelessly to protect and empower small farmers. On this centennial anniversary, we look back and recognize the important work of the Farm Bureau in preserving open space and promoting all that our farmers bring to the table. I like to say that we must do all we can to help keep the farmer on the farm, and the Farm Bureau certainly leads the way. This resolution is a wonderful way to express our gratitude and honor that tremendous legacy.”
The resolution, SCR-143, recognizes the 100th anniversary of the New Jersey Farm Bureau and commends the hard work of the bureau in promoting agriculture, and helping farm families and their affiliated agricultural businesses so effectively in the Garden State.
The resolution was released from the full Senate by a vote of 39-0.